The first announcement of the World Gastro Conference 2016 has just been made. This year the conference will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17-19 November.
A new paper published in the British Journal of Cancer studied the potential psychological harm of screening for colorectal cancer. Patients were invited for colonoscopy and then completed questionnaires relating to anxiety, depression and health-related quality of life.
Oligosaccharides found in breast milk stimulate the activity of gut bacteria, promoting growth in two animal models of infant malnutrition.
New research from Sheffield, UK, shows that the neurological manifestations of Coeliac Disease and Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity are similar and equally responsive to a gluten-free diet suggestive of common pathophysiological mechanisms.
Great success for the Gut Health Network at the recent New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific meeting. Ely Rodrigues, postdoc in Michael Schultz and Grant Butt's team was awarded the AbbVie research grant worth $35k for her work on human colonic organoids. Andrew McCombie, research assistant for Michael Schultz won the NZSG/Janssen scholarship worth $65k to continue his work on the IBDsmart study.
Prof Holger Regenbrecht, a Gut Health Network member, has recently been promoted to Professor - Congratulations!